The evidence we build on internal displacement is essential to design and implement effective and sustainable solutions. However, how this evidence is generated and used matters every bit as much as the evidence itself to drive positive change in displaced people’s lives and promote nationally owned solutions.
It highlighted how data has been a critical driver for change in internal displacement contexts such as Mexico, Somalia and Sudan, and namely in four key areas: ❶ incentivizing political will and building national ownership, ❷ ensuring responsible data management, ❸ fostering long-term collaboration across actors and disciplines, and ❹ elevating local engagement and capacity. The high-level speakers and leading experts from national governments and the international community also discussed key challenges that we will need to overcome in order to use data to its full potential for lasting solutions to internal displacement.
The event also marked the launch of JIPS’ new 3-year strategy, which outlines four strategic areas where data can be transformative when it is nationally and locally owned, as well as generated and used in a responsible and collaborative manner. Go to the event recording to listen again to the different interventions and the JIPS strategy presentation.
Check out our Strategy 2021-23 and strategy areas of work for this three-year period, and get in touch to work with us to make our vision – a world in which internally displaced persons can progress towards durable solutions and live in dignity while doing so – a reality.
Enabling nationally owned displacement data Andrés Alfonso Ramírez Silva, General Coordinator of the Commission for Refugees, Ministry of Interior of Mexico
Operationalising the humanitarian, development and peace nexus for solutions at scale in Sudan Dr. Suleiman Debailo, Peace Commissioner, Government of Sudan
Towards joint efforts in-country to gather, analyse and use displacement data in a responsible manner Nuno Nunes, Global Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Coordinator, IOM
Driving the inclusion of internally displaced persons in the national development agenda in Somalia Peter de Clercq, former Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General as well as Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (SRSG/RC/HC) for Somalia
Incorporating data into decision-making for action towards solutions to displacement Zahra Abdi Mohamed, Director for Durable Solutions, Minister of Planning, Investment and Economic Development, Federal Government of Somalia
The way forward Prof. Walter Kaelin, member of JIPS’ Advisory Group as well as the Expert Advisory Group for the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement (HLP) and professor emeritus for international and (Swiss) constitutional law at the University of Bern/Switzerland